Saturday, June 5, 2010

Write to Canadian Embassy in Islamabad for Asylum of Hector and his Family!

Dear Supporters of Hector Aleem,

As you all know that Hector Aleem and his family are facing great danger in Pakistan. A terrorist organization called Sunni Tehreek is against Hector Aleem and his family. Hector and his family received threat letters too. Now Hector Aleem and his family has decided to finally leave Pakistan and go to Canada for an Asylum. A sister named Sahar Tawesigye made a petition for Hector Aleem and his family, please print that petition and give it to your friends, family and Church. People can sign this petition using their pens or pencils etc, and after taking signatures please send that petition to Canadian High Commission in Islamabad. If you want to write something by yourself then you are welcome to do so. Please send your letters and petition in support of Hector Aleem to Canadian Embassy in Islamabad The address to Canadian Embassy Islamabad is written down.

This petition is made by Sahar Twesigye who is a pastor from UK, the lines on the upper right corner of the petition is made for your name, address and Country and phone number (if you
want) and the line in lower left corner of the petition is for your name. And Sorry I dont know how to make rows and columns in the blog so people can just write their names, address and signature beneath their respective columns. Hope you understood everything

Here is the Petition, Print it, get it signed by your friends, family and Church and send it to Canadian Embassy in Islamabad:

Name __________________________
Address __________________________
Country __________________________

The Canadian High Commission,

Street address: Diplomatic Enclave, Sector G-5
Islamabad, Pakistan
Postal Address: High Commission of Canada
P. O. Box 1042
Islamabad, Pakistan
Telephone: (00 92 51) 208-6000
Toll free: 0800-00-226
Fax: (00 92 51) 208-6900

Date _________

To the High Commissioner of Canada to Pakistan,

RE: Hector Aleem’s False Blasphemy Allegation Charges

I write to you in order to raise your attention to the case of the imprisoned Peace Worldwide human activist Hector Aleem.

The high-ranking human rights activist from Karachi committed himself to working on human rights through Peace Worldwide. Peace Worldwide is a non governmental organisation registered with the government of Pakistan, which was established by Hector Aleem, the Chairman, in 1996. Peace Worldwide has special consultative status with The Economic and Social Council of United Nations. The NGO was working on human rights without any discrimination for religious beliefs; it was also working on Blasphemy Law and has highlighted and solved some of those cases. There were also many schools that were running under Peace Worldwide, but these schools were closed in 2004 due to the pressure from the Maulvies (Muslim extremist group in Pakistan), as they accused Hector Aleem of teaching Christian doctrine to the Muslim children, the threat letter is attached. Following this incident, he moved with his family to Islamabad for fear of being threatened or harmed.

Hector Aleem was awarded a Peace Award by Mr. Yousaf Raza Gillani, the Prime Minister of Pakistan. He was also invited by Mr. Asif Ali Zardari, the President of Pakistan and many other important politicians of Pakistan because of his great work in human rights, which only speaks of his great commitment to helping people and his noble character. All invitations and pictures are attached.

Hector was arrested at midnight on the 21st of January 2009. A large number of policemen raided his house, and beat him and his family (his wife Kauser Parveen Aleem, and four children, Mehwish, Misbah, David John and Simon Yaqoob). He is now in Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi, and his case is registered in R.A. Bazaar Police Office in Rawalpindi. According to the FIR (First Information Report) an unknown person sent a blasphemous SMS to the leader of a Sunni Tehreek. The SIM card was not registered so they searched for the culprit. When they saw the list of the persons the culprit contacted, they found that the only Christian was Hector. No other person whom the culprit called (90 people) was interrogated or arrested. Hector maintains that he did not send the blasphemous message, he was arrested because he was the only Christian in the list.

The family is currently hiding in a house somewhere in Islamabad, for fear of being harmed or even killed. I am in touch with Hector’s daughter Mehwish, and she has been informing me of the current situation. Hector is still in jail, due to be released soon according to his attorney. The family is looking to leave the country and move to Canada as asylum seekers due to religious persecution as soon as Hector is released. Their attorney advised them to leave the country as soon as possible as the Muslim extremists will probably seek to kill Hector if he is released. Canada seemed as the best option, as it is known for its tolerance for people who are in a similar situation as the Aleems.

I appeal to you, to use your influence and to immediately review the case of Hector Aleem and his family. Please find attached a petition signed by several individuals who testify of the validity of Hector’s false blasphemy allegation case and are in support of this appeal. Other documents are enclosed as proof of the validity of his case.

Yours faithfully,


We the undersigned petition the High Commissioner of Canada to Pakistan to allow Hector Aleem, his wife Kauser Parveen Aleem, and his children Mehwish Aleem, Misbah Aleem, Simon Yaqoob Aleem and David John Aleem to transfer to Canada as asylum seekers due to religious persecution.

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  1. Okay, I'm not trying to be annoying here but this (very well written) petition mentions several attachments so if I am supposed to send this directly to the Canadian High Commission in Islamabad it might be rather confusing to the recipient.

    Looks to me like it should be sent to this pastor in the UK so that he can gather all signatures and then enclose them to his original petition. What do you think?

    Or maybe people have to write their own letters like you also suggested. But do you prefer to have the letters sent by postage instead of email?

    I hope you are in good health and spirit despite the terrible conditions!



  2. Also send an email to the Canadian Minister of Immigration. the Honourable Jason Kenney at

  3. Henry, print it out and obtain live signatures then mail. Hope this helps :)

  4. Henry you can call the Embassy or you can email them or you can send them live signatures by mail. anyway you want....